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Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Joel’s next film, “Bright,” begins filming in September, and screenwriter Max Landis began dropping some more hints at Comic-Con this week about the tone of his highly inventive, “hard R” rated fantasy/action thriller which will revolve around the adventures and travails of an Orc cop (Joel Edgerton) and a Human cop (Will Smith). Landis described “Bright” as “a cop movie – a very grounded relationship story between 2 officers of the LAPD…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “Every now and then I have to kinda put on a suit, and I grumble about that, but when I do, I actually like it. I quite like it. I like wearing this tuxedo. I think it’s cool.” – Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Whilst on “The Gift” PR trail, one MMA-loving journalist asked Joel what it had been like to work with Tom Hardy. Joel responded with a fond chuckle and the following assessment of Tom’s talents: “Tom and I had a great time working on ‘Warrior.’ I had a very special time with him…I think he’s an excellent actor and he’s one of those people who sort of permeates - you know - exudes a level of danger that most actors will never achieve. And…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Another award for Joel – he was named the recipient of the Best Actor Award for his performance in “The Gift” at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain this

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “Sometimes you pick up a screenplay and genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen next. That was the feeling I got from ‘Midnight Special.’ The special effects took a backseat. It reminded me of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' in a really good way.“ – Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Although he was unable to accept his Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last night in person because he was in LA attending the Directors Guild of America awards ceremony where he was nominated for Best First-Time Feature for “The Gift,” Joel did make a virtual appearance via video. Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director, explained that the Virtuosos Awards are presented to “a special group of actors who have put…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), Don’t forget to pick up your December 4 copy of “The Hollywood Reporter” to read excerpts from the fascinating roundtable discussion the magazine recently hosted with Joel, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Benicio Del Toro, and Mark Ruffalo. It contains heaps of interesting insights on acting - and practical tips on what to do when nerves cause you to need to use the bathroom just before going on stage…. :-)

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), “That’s the terrifying part. I’ve been involved in writing movies before, and it’s so much more exposing to watch a movie at a premiere or festival when you’ve been behind the ideas behind it. As an actor you can say, ‘I was just part of a team. I was helping someone else facilitate their vision.’” “I always joked that if a movie’s great, you stand up and take all the credit as an actor, and if the movie’s terrible you stand up and point…